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'Barn' is Neil Young's best album in quite a while

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Jazz trio Artifacts gets to the point quickly, and sticks to it, on a new album

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Rock historian Ed Ward revisits the Beatles' puzzling Christmas records

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Olivia Rodrigo performs at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 18, 2021. Mat Hayward/Getty Images for iHeartMedia hide caption

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This year's best songs come from some of the youngest — and oldest — artists

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Iphigenia, played by esperanza spalding, prepares for her sacrifice. From Wayne Shorter and spalding's opera, ...(Iphigenia). Jon Fine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'30' is a complicated album that shows just how broad Adele's appeal is

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Pianist Craig Taborn practices the art of instant composing on 'Shadow Plays'

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The Beatles: Get Back concludes with the band's legendary 1969 rooftop concert. Courtesy Apple Corps Ltd. / Disney + hide caption

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The long and winding Beatles docuseries will enchant die-hard and casual fans

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A new album marks the 90th birthday of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Peter Hundert /Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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The fearless musical philosophy of Sofia Gubaidulina

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